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Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS2 Dolby Surround Sound Processor - Xbox 360 by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS2 Dolby Surround Sound Processor - Xbox 360
Report Date: 10/23/2015
Based on 72 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 4.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.6   above average
Headset4.4   above average
Sound3.9   below average
Speaker3.9   average
Surround3.5   below average
Headphone3.3   below average


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Headphone

Headphone:
"I can almost promise that you wont regret investing in one if not more of these for your headphone enjoyment, granted this isn't portable, it does require a USB for power and a Optical Output so the most portability you will get is with a laptop but even still it's small enough to blend in with your gaming set up and or computer desk."
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"even though I own a ps3 I bought the x12 because it seems the headphones for PlayStation 3 are really crappy."
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"I ended up buying a DDL sound card a stereo headphone and the dss2 but I still get crappy weak surround sound."
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"Honestly too much clutter, turtle beach headphones broke, so now this is useless."
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"Disappointing...if you want true Dolby Headphone experience for gaming, go with Tritton or Astro's."
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"The DSS2 Processor makes every pair of headphones I've hooked to them so clear and powerful enough to vibrate your eyes."
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"FOR CALL OF DUTY OR SIMILAR FPS:if you have the x12 or a similar type of headphones I recommend using setting 6 for surround sound angles and using treble boost because the headphones already have the bass boost."
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"Audio quality:The DSS2 has a clean high power headphone output being able to drive professional headphones, such as my Beyer Dynamic DT770's."
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"If your looking for a nice headphone amp, that can accept a digital input, this is a very nice choice."
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Headset

Headset:
"Used this with my XL1, must say I was in love with it, although, recently mine broke, every time I put my headset in it will not detect it, so now I am going to have to do without, anyways Turtle Beach nice product."
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"TRUE 5.1 HEADPHONES:Comparing the DSS2 in combination with a good Turtle Beach headset to the Tritton AX Pro (a true 5.1 headset, it has 4 speakers on each side), the AX Pro has an advantage in finding the direction of a sound, but it has smaller speakers built into the headset offering a weak sound quality."
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"Then I just unplug my headset and use my 7.1 surround system instead, problem solved."
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"(recommend using 3.5mm headset splitter to enable more input."
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"This thing makes such an amazing difference, especially if you use headsets more than actual speaker systems, the day after I bought the first one I went and bought two more just so I could have one for my PC and my console's."
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"Planned on purchasing an digital box anyways so this seemed like a great choice to go along with me headset."
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"If you want a nice surround sound headset go with Corsair 1500 or the Rosewill true 5.1 which is very cheap and yet a very strong surround sound headset."
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"Sure its not true 5.1 but it gives your stero headset a boost that well help with playing games like cod."
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Price

Price:
"The sound quality wasn't the great but for its price it's ok but the Astro mixamp is a lot better."
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"Very nice product, great shipping time and price!"
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"I went with this to save a little bit of money and because, after researching, got the impression it is just as good at the surround sound processing."
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"EXCELLENT price, EXCELLENT condition."
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"Cons: None that I can think of,Notes: I recommend a high quality Toslink Optic cable, such as he monster M850 DFO-16 M-Series 850, as it gives you the best quality at the best price."
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"The only reason I was able to get it was Christmas money from my father."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound quality wasn't the great but for its price it's ok but the Astro mixamp is a lot better."
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"TRUE 5.1 HEADPHONES:Comparing the DSS2 in combination with a good Turtle Beach headset to the Tritton AX Pro (a true 5.1 headset, it has 4 speakers on each side), the AX Pro has an advantage in finding the direction of a sound, but it has smaller speakers built into the headset offering a weak sound quality."
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"Sound quality is amazing!"
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"The gaming audio sound quality is amazing."
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"Cons: None that I can think of,Notes: I recommend a high quality Toslink Optic cable, such as he monster M850 DFO-16 M-Series 850, as it gives you the best quality at the best price."
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"For the price under $50 this is a great addition to any gamer's headphones for sound quality."
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Sound

Sound:
"If there is better surround sound processing, I don't know if I'd be able to hear the difference."
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"The sound quality wasn't the great but for its price it's ok but the Astro mixamp is a lot better."
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"I ended up buying a DDL sound card a stereo headphone and the dss2 but I still get crappy weak surround sound."
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"The only complaint would be some of the bass sounds a little rusty."
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"I wanted to like this but the obvious lack of surround sound was distracting and annoying."
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"Some other games I recommend to test surround sound include the Dead Space series, the Bioshock series, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Modern Warfare 2.Now, the DSS2 is not perfect."
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"This gives great portable sound."
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"The sound is really fantastic."
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"I went with this to save a little bit of money and because, after researching, got the impression it is just as good at the surround sound processing."
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"Sound quality is amazing!"
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"The gaming audio sound quality is amazing."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"I never owned one before, but after using it I realize what all i have been missing, Using the DSS2 it's like placing speakers around your head, once your turn off your DSS2 you can feel the difference."
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"The problem is that it hard to know what the speaker angles have been adjusted to."
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"TRUE 5.1 HEADPHONES:Comparing the DSS2 in combination with a good Turtle Beach headset to the Tritton AX Pro (a true 5.1 headset, it has 4 speakers on each side), the AX Pro has an advantage in finding the direction of a sound, but it has smaller speakers built into the headset offering a weak sound quality."
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"Tinker with the Surround option which includes speaker angles, fool with the EQ to find your perfect mix and begin pwning face of thy enemies or melt away in your collection of music."
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"Pro's:Clean loud amp,no artificial virtual envirements with fake sounding reverbsCons:Not very 3d binaural all speaker angles are pretty inside of head"
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"I don't really see any appreciable difference in the speaker position choices, but the equalizer settings are great, along with the independent volume control."
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"I can tell where people are around me in Halo 4 (and any game on Xbox 360) with good accuracy, I had to play with the speaker angles for a bit but I got it down the first day."
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"I have surround sound speakers in a family room (a 5.1 setup with a really nice center speaker and good-sized satellite surround speakers) and it sounds fantastic."
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Surround

Surround:
"If there is better surround sound processing, I don't know if I'd be able to hear the difference."
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"I ended up buying a DDL sound card a stereo headphone and the dss2 but I still get crappy weak surround sound."
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"I wanted to like this but the obvious lack of surround sound was distracting and annoying."
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"The installation process is easy, but the effects and surround angles can be confusing to follow what preset your on if you just start playing with them."
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"Some other games I recommend to test surround sound include the Dead Space series, the Bioshock series, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Modern Warfare 2.Now, the DSS2 is not perfect."
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"Then I just unplug my headset and use my 7.1 surround system instead, problem solved."
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"I went with this to save a little bit of money and because, after researching, got the impression it is just as good at the surround sound processing."
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"FOR CALL OF DUTY OR SIMILAR FPS:if you have the x12 or a similar type of headphones I recommend using setting 6 for surround sound angles and using treble boost because the headphones already have the bass boost."
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"This is a huge game changer, because even if you don't use the different audio effects and when you find the surround angle that works the best for you it really improves your skill on the latest games."
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"If you want a nice surround sound headset go with Corsair 1500 or the Rosewill true 5.1 which is very cheap and yet a very strong surround sound headset."
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"I feel that this gives me a competitive advantage over players that don't have surround sound."
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